New Zealand Travel Tips

New Zealand has always been on our bucket list for travel and we were both very excited to finally explore it. We spent a total of 69 days and just under £4200 travelling in New Zealand, which sounds alarmingly like we threw money down the drain. We didn’t; we just decided to treat ourselves to…

Indonesia Travel Tips

Indonesia is the largest island nation in the world. It is really an archipelago of over 17,000 islands and almost as many cultures. So it is no wonder that once we started reading about it we wanted to visit. We spent a total of 28 days and £2200 travelling in Indonesia, which blew our budget…

Travel Tips Thailand

Thailand is usually the first stopover for backpackers in Asia and it makes a good soft start, but as usual we don’t like to do the same as everyone else. Thailand was the final country we visited on the banana pancake trail since we crossed from Laos to the North. Our short holiday to Vietnam…

Travel tips Myanmar

We have to confess we weren’t sure about visiting Myanmar to start with especially with the ongoing Rohingya crisis, which the international press has just recently decided to report on. Travelling with any ethics is difficult and not visiting a country due to its government would exclude at least half of the world. We struggled…

Laos travel tips

Laos is a great place to kick back and relax especially after a few months on the road. We had originally planned to travel from north eastern Cambodia through the south of Laos up to the northern mountains, but after the realisation of how much land travel this would involve (at least 2 on busses…